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  • Factors Determining 2001 Standardized Elementary Level Reading Scores in Michigan 

    Moss, Charles (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11)
    Elementary level reading comprehension is an essential skill which students need in order to excel in secondary school as well as undergraduate level language courses. Using a dataset from 4th grade standardized reading ...
  • The Impact of Education on GDP per Capita 

    Weatherly, Helena; Lopez, Kendy; Tierra, Carol (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11)
    Education plays an important role in a country’s economic growth. This paper looks at the impact of education on the gdp per capita of different countries across the globe. The data comes from the World Bank and from the ...
  • Exploring the Relationship Between Commute Times and Property Value 

    Eichner, Samuel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11)
    This analysis seeks to determine a correlation between home property values and commuting times in the United States. Different methods of transportation are considered both independently and combined. Factors such as age ...
  • The Analysis of the Effect of Women's Employment Rate on Fertility Across States in United States 

    Liu, Ai; Quan, Zhanchu; Wang, Ruling (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11)
    This paper utilizes the approach of cross-sectional data to analyze the effect of women's employment rate on fertility across states in the United States. In recent years, there is a decline in women's fertility rates ...
  • The SAT Anomaly: Does Average Class Size Impact Average SAT Score? 

    Lyle, Robert II; Kitchens, Christopher; Griffin, Kylie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11)
    Because the SAT has the potential to set the trajectory of students’ educational careers, the SAT is arguably the most important examination for most American high-schoolers. Considering the importance of the SAT examination, ...
  • The Effect of Education Expenditure on Adolescent Fertility Rates 

    Amazan, Isadorah; Weji, Hana (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11)
    This paper analyzes the relationship between education expenditure and the adolescent fertility rate through a cross-country analysis of 169 countries. The other factors that this paper will consider are life expectancy ...
  • The Cross-Country Effects of Education Level on Savings Rate 

    Madrigal, Rodrigo; Murphy, Casey (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11)
    This analysis attempts to find the relationship between the education level of the people of a country and the savings rate of the people in a country at the global scale. Previous research has found there to be a positive ...
  • Relationship between Income and Cost of Living in US Cities 

    Surani, Aamir; Young, John Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11)
    This paper examines the relationship between the cost of living and median household income. The hypothesis is that there is a positive correlation between the two variables, where the median income is higher in areas with ...
  • The Cross Country Effect of Patent Applications on Ease of Doing Business 

    Both, Dylan; Mahadevan, Ashwin; Yadlapalli, Sreya (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11)
    Innovation and technological progress have long played a critical role in the economic growth of countries. While this relationship has been studied many times, it is not clear exactly how patents play into this equation. ...
  • Family Size and Mortgage Loan Amounts 

    Calhoun, Rylee; Xia, Maggie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11)
    This paper seeks to uncover potential mortgage loan discrimination related to family size for Boston mortgage loan applicants in 1989. We utilize mortgage loan amounts as the primary dependent variable and an applicant’s ...
  • Child Mortality & Health Expenditure: A Cross-Country Analysis 

    Iliev, Kamen; Patel, Manav (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11)
    This paper attempts to analyze the effect healthcare expenditure has on child mortality rates. Despite research already being done in this field, child mortality continues to be a problem in the global economy. While the ...
  • Essays on Environmental, Fiscal, and Demand-Side Policies in Electricity Markets 

    Ghodeswar, Archana (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-08-01)
    Essays on Environmental, Fiscal, and Demand-Side Policies in Electricity Markets”
  • Bilateral negotiations, vertical contracting, and firm behaviors in network 

    Zhu, Lian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-08-03)
    In the last two decades, the internet industry has changed dramatically, especially for interconnection relationships. With the booming video-streaming services, internet service providers (ISPs) have been trying hard to ...
  • Essays on Economics of Distributed Energy 

    Tsybina, Evgeniya (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12-13)
    Essays on Economics of Distributed Energy Evgeniya Tsybina 165 pages Directed by Dr Matthew Oliver We propose and implement a series of theoretical and applied essays to analyze the economic behavior of owners of ...
  • Motherhood and Income Inequality: A Cross-Country Analysis 

    O'Day, Emily (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    This paper attempts to analyze the gender wage gap in the United States and other economically developed nations. Despite a significant convergence of the income gap between men and women in the US, recent years have seen ...
  • The Effect of Gross Domestic Product on Environmental Expenditures 

    Wekulom, Apueela (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    This paper tests the relationship between the dependent variable environmental expenditures and the independent variable GDP. The study includes observations from 180 countries from around the world. Other independent ...
  • Affect of Age on Out of Pocket Health Expenditures for Breast Cancer Survivors 

    Cole, Carson (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    Medical non-adherence in breast cancer survivors can be attributed to out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures. A cancer survivor is defined as anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and is still living. Some prominent variables ...
  • Relationship between higher education level and GDP per capita of different American States 

    Wang, Heming (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    Education has long been considered a vital factor that determines a person’s income level. This paper aims to explore if this effect still exists after being magnified to a state-wide scale, and, if it still does, the ...
  • Understanding the Effects of Income on Housing Prices in the United States of America 

    Eastep, Ryan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    This paper explores the effects of income on housing prices in the United States. Data from the 50 states including the District of Columbia was all collected within a year of each other in order to accurately reflect the ...
  • Impact of Public-School Funding on Juvenile Incarceration Rates 

    Manzano, Citlali (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    For the past few decades, the United States has had one the highest incarceration rates in the world. With thousands of youths under the age of 18 being in prison, it is important to analyze which form of prevention is ...

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